These two greeted me as I stepped out from my studio at The Graduate Providence, nearly 9 feet tall and I . . .
wanted to found a new country ~
"We have a soul at times. For every thousand conversations it participates in one, since it prefers silence. It’s picky, it doesn’t like seeing us in crowds, or hustling for a dubious advantage. It won’t say where it comes from or when it’s taking off again"
It's a perfect time for a photoshoot gift certificate, gallery gifts or a photoshoot for YOU especially with the Graduate offering 20% off by supporting local artists like me!
Grateful to be a part of this wonderful experience!
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“I will have my voice: Spanish, English. I will have my serpent’s tongue—my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence.”
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The Graduate Hotel will donate funds to my favorite charity at the Funky Black-Tie and Bling Gala Art Opening.
What is YOUR favorite charity for this generous gesture?
"Things are because we see them, and what we see, and how we see it, depends on the arts that have influenced us.”
I love when spontaneity happens during a photoshoot!
Libby observed the framed art behind her and suggested that life imitate art for part of the Graduate Series, a photographic journey into the historic Graduate Providence.
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Imagine my surprise when @ericbennybloom peeped into my studio space at the @graduatehotels while on tour with @lettucefunk.
It had been 8 years since I photographed him with the Funky Autocrats in his roots of Onleyville, RI before the hometown boy did Good with the wildly successful funk band @lettucefunk. We arranged a brief reenactment photoshoot inside the spectacular Graduate Providence Hotel as part of my Graduate Series. We had a good chat, caught up a bit and he generously gave me VIP tickets to that evening's show at The Strand which was superb of course! The whole encounter reminded me of a recent conversation with @djws that networking is so important in the creative process cuz ya never know!
“If you try to view yourself through the lenses that others offer you, all you will see are distortions; your own light and beauty will become blurred, awkward, and ugly. Your sense of inner beauty has to remain a very private thing.”
(From The Graduate Series)